Voice of the Cape


‘SAPS needs to get its house in order’: Premier

The Western Cape government has laid the blame on the national police minister for the province’s deteriorating crime statistics, saying inequitable police resources is the main problem. The long-awaited annual national crime statistics were released on Thursday, for the period covering April 2018 to March 2019. Over 21000 murders were[…]

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Western Cape is becoming more dangerous: Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele says the Western Cape is becoming more dangerous and is a hot-spot when it comes to the killing of police officers. Cele on Wednesday visited the families of the policemen who came under attack at the weekend, while on duty. Warrant officer Hilton Joseph was shot and[…]

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Police union wants heads to roll for ‘poor policing’

JOHANNESBURG – The SA Policing Union has blamed crime intelligence for the ‘poor state of policing’ in the country following the spate of xenophobic violence which has gripped the country. READ: Ramaphosa condemns Joburg violence after two more killed The president of the SA Policing Union, Mpho Kwinika said, “the South African Policing Union is not[…]

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Police to engage with Cape Flats residents

Deputy Police Minister, Cassel Mathale, says his Department will continue to engage with residents on the Cape Flats, to try to find a solution to high levels of gang violence and crime. Mathale was speaking outside parliament where he received a memorandum from a group of residents and religious leaders from[…]

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Aunt recalls Nathlia Pienaar’s last moments

By Loushe Jordaan-Gilbert The aunt of a young girl from Lavender Hill has described the horrific moments leading up to her death. Nathlia Pienaar was struck by a stray bullet during a gang shooting outside of her home on Saturday while skipping with her rope. The 6-year-old was declared brain-dead[…]

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Indonesia deploys troops to West Papua region as protests spread

Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has deployed more troops to the restive West Papua, as demonstrations continue to spread to several communities in the region, with reports of injuries and more attacks that belie earlier assurances by the government that the unrest had been contained. President Joko Widodo’s top Security Minister, Wiranto, told reporters on[…]

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